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Ensure Adequate Drinking Water For Delhi: Court
Source :   The Hindu City :  Delhi Published Date :   21-08-2010  

Reminding the obligations of a welfare state, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi Chief Secretary to convene a meeting of the various agencies concerned to chalk out a plan to ensure adequate and safe drinking water supply in the Capital.

A Division Bench of the Court comprising Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Manmohan passed the direction on public interest litigation by an advocate submitting that the Delhi Jal Board had failed to supply adequate drinking water in the Shahdara area of East Delhi......

IICT Commissions Groundwater Defluoridation Unit
Source :   Business Line City :  Hyderabad Published Date :   21-08-2010  

The Indian Institute of Chemical Technology IICT, Hyderabad, has commissioned a defluoridation unit for groundwater in the fluorosis-affected Rachakonda tribal habitat and Marlapadu village, Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh.

The project was funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The technology for the unit was designed and developed by the scientists of chemical engineering division of IICT, according to a release......

Discharge Of Untreated Effluents Leads To Water Contamination
Source :   The Hindu City :  Erode Published Date :   21-08-2010  

The groundwater in a number of parts in Erode district is contaminated heavily due to indiscriminate discharge of untreated effluents by the textile and leather processing units.

A majority of the residents in the district depend on the groundwater as the local bodies are not able to meet the demand. The increasing levels of pollution in the groundwater pose serious threat to the health of thousands of people. The Cauvery Nagar in Erode is one of the most affected places in the district with high levels of pollution in groundwater......

Take Steps To Provide Drinking Water To Refugees At Pampar
Source :   The Hindu City :  Krishnagiri Published Date :   21-08-2010  

Collector V. Arun Roy has instructed officials to take immediate steps to provide protected drinking water to the refugees at the Pampar camp within a month. The Collector also heard the grievances of the refugees and inspected a well near the camp during his recent visit.

The people at the camp said that they were finding it very difficult to get protected drinking water for a long time. A bore well dug up to 700 feet depth had gone waste......

Rs 2,000 Cr Sought For Kolkata Water Supply
Source :   Business Line City :  Kolkata Published Date :   12-08-2010  

The Railway Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee, has sought Rs 2,000 crore from the Centre to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation KMC to provide 24-hour water supply in the city, said the Mayor, Mr Sovan Chatterjee.

Addressing members of the Bharat Chamber of Commerce here on Tuesday, the Mayor said there was a move to set up a hospital at Bagha Jatin area in the southern part of the city in collaboration with Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore......

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